Bel Canto at the Corus Hotel

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Opera buffs & novices alike are charmed by this concept restaurant, which sees staff belting out popular arias as the evening progresses. One minute, the smiling waitress is delivering your gravadlax, the next she’s performing a duet from The Magic Flute with her companion. Meanwhile, the European menu might run from tomato terrine with a mascarpone & basil quenelle to sea trout steamed with aromatic lemongrass. The well-balanced wine list also gets in on the act with categories such as ‘sopranos’ (lighter, aromatic whites) and ‘basses’ (big-hitting reds). While the food may not win any prizes, it does at least keep punters seated & sated between musical interludes, & even the most reserved diners will find themselves trilling along to the toast from La Traviata by the end of the evening.

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Bel Canto at the Corus Hotel
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Bel Canto at the Corus Hotel

The Corus Hotel, 1 Lancaster Gate ,London W2 3LG

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Jun 2013

The true Opera professionals singing and serving your meal are amazing. The food too is very good and one simply has to lift one's hat at the seamless execution of the entire evening. It is a true experience and Londoners are blessed to have their own outpost of this Paris institution. I cannot recommend Le Bel Canto enough to lovers of Opera and fine French food alike. Many repeat visits have also shown impressive consistency. Bravo!!!

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Bel Canto at the Corus Hotel

The Corus Hotel, 1 Lancaster Gate ,London W2 3LG

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by   (1)

Jan 2013

The music was fantastic – the food of high quality, but the food choice was abysmal for vegetarians – I was offered tortellini… That was the main course…and this I could have eaten at home. The meal was all but eaten by the time the singing started – the staff seemed to be in a rush to get the food over with… When it came to paying, a 12.5% service charge was added on the full total of the vouchers and extras taken. Overall, it was a very nice evening, but expensive, while the variety and amount...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 3

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Bel Canto at the Corus Hotel

The Corus Hotel, 1 Lancaster Gate ,London W2 3LG

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Jan 2010

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The entrance to Le Bel Canto is via the Corus Hotel on Lancaster Gate; a tidy, modern hotel with a fairly busy lobby area and a cocktail bar. Le Bel Canto was to be found on the floor below the hotel lobby. Although my wife and I are keen on opera and avid foodies we were unsure how the two would fare as one, but our first impressions on arrival at the restaurant were good. The restaurant is fairly small, probably no more than thirty to forty diners at one time, and it is classically and tastefully...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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